Sunday, November 13, 2011

On Heretic Scientists...

An interesting piece on two facts seemingly at odds:
  1. About 90% of all scientists who make breakthrough discoveries are heretics, in the sense that they held unorthodox views widely rejected by their contemporaries.
  2. About 90% of all scientists who are heretics (in the sense described above) are whacked out loonies – only about 10% of them actually make real breakthrough discoveries.

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